The Dangerous of Drifting : The Path of Least Resistance...

The life of drift is a pathetically easy course to follow. It takes no output of energy to float down a stream, or to be carried forward on the crest of a running tide. All that’s necessary for a life of drift is to relax, to do nothing, to let go, to cease struggling, to submit to the worldly influences within us and around us. “The gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction.” (Matt. 7:13)

No man by chance ever drifts towards Christ. That needs energy and force of character. But to drift away from Christ needs neither. We only have to surrender ourselves to the force of our natural instincts. It’s as easy as that.

It’s because the life of drift is so seductively easy to follow that every person who has followed Christ for some time feels the necessity to encourage himself to stand up to and firmly resist life’s drifts. Who can fail to see that simple challenge in the teachings of Jesus?